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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Michigan Edition

Enter to Win a $6,000 Scholarship! Visit TransferTimes.com to enter today.

Two $6,000 Transfer Times Scholarships are awarded per academic year to qualifying students from community colleges. You could be the next winner!* (See contest details inside.)

Entry deadline is December 1, 2015.

Congratulations Rebecca Goodno Our Spring Transfer Times Scholarship winner in Michigan!

Students walking to class at state of the art facilities of Lawrence Technological University, located in Southfield, Michigan.

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Davenport University.......................... 4 Ohio Dominican University................. 5 Marygrove College.............................. 6 Siena Heights University.................... 7 Lawrence Technological University...... 8

Rebecca is currently a student at Muskegon Community College and had this to say:

Any money for college is a great help. It’s challenging to balance school and work and anything that helps lighten my work time is greatly appreciated. For Rebecca’s full profile and those of all scholarship winners, visit TransferTimes.com to read Transfer Student Stories.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : TRANSFER TIMES

4 Year School Comparison Guide Key Areas to Compare

Use this table to help evaluate and take notes on your top transfer destination schools. Visit transfertimes.com to view school profiles that

address the areas listed below. Work with your academic advisor and contact transfer schools to determine which school is best for you.

Option 1

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Option 4

School Name City, State Phone / Contact Do they offer my major? # of Credits that will Transfer Admissions Requirements

Deadlines Financial Aid Tuition & Fees Notes Overall Ranking

Financial Aid Resources Online Clearly, the Internet has become an important source of information in recent years. And, just as obviously, the federal government now plays an important role in helping students and their parents finance college.

If you already have a federally funded student loan, or may be getting one in the future, here are some government-operated websites that could be very helpful.

studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ This is a good starting point, with general information on federal student financial assistance.

www2.ed.gov/DirectLoan This is the Direct Loan home page, with information on the U.S. Department of Education’s lending programs. This includes information on student loan consolidation.

fafsa.ed.gov/

Provides eligibility information, a worksheet for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the FAFSA application itself that you can print out OR complete and submit right online! If you need to know anything about student loans... you need to know about FAFSA!

nslds.ed.gov If you already have a student loan, you can access your specific loan data, including a Financial Aid Review.

ombudsman.ed.gov/ Got a problem or concern regarding your student loan? Here’s the website to go to for addressing student loan problems or issues.

studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/scams An important part of the website just listed, this site provides information on how to identify potential scholarship scams.

And here’s another great website provided by the government with lots of great information on many different topics related to college life:

students.gov Information includes, but isn’t limited to:

• Planning your education • Career development • Campus life • Paying for your education • Even online study help!

This site is a joint effort of several U.S. government agencies and provides LOTS of information. As you can see, the Department of Education and other government agencies maintain sites that can be very informative and very helpful when it comes to financing your education or many other topics.

Check them out!

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : TRANSFER TIMES SCHOLARSHIP

A $6,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours!

Visit TransferTimes.com today and enter to win. A winner will be selected at random from all entries to receive the $6,000 Transfer Times Scholarship. Be sure to enter by the deadline: December 1, 2015! The winning entry will be drawn soon after the deadline.

How would $6,000 help support your college education? It can be used at any college or university participating in this issue of Transfer Times. Entering the scholarship contest is simple. Visit TransferTimes.com and click on the Scholarship area to access the entry form. While you’re online, you can search for 4-year colleges and universities by state and academic program.

Entry deadline is December 1, 2015. Don’t put it off – Enter today! The rules are pretty simple: Scholarship must be applied to any college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times. The winning entry will be selected at random soon after the entry deadline. 1. T  o enter, you must be enrolled at a two-year community college or technical

college in Transfer Times distribution area (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin). 2. O  ne entry per person is permitted. Only online entries will be accepted. 3. T  he scholarship must be used within two years of the date on which the winner is announced. 4. E  nrollment as a full time student at a fouryear college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times is required. 5. This scholarship is non-transferable. All admissions requirements and other college or university rules must be met. 6. T  his program is administered entirely by the Transfer Times and the four-year school’s financial aid office. All decisions are the sole responsibility of Transfer Times. All decisions are final.

Enter the $6,000 Scholarship Contest online!

Visit TransferTimes.com to enter online and request 4-year college information.

How to Prep for Your Transfer

Like any student, you have many important questions that need to be answered before you apply to a fouryear school, such as: time to complete your bachelor’s degree, the number of credits that will transfer, and the cost of attending the college. You also want to make sure that your transfer destination will fit your lifestyle and overall career goals. To help your decision making process, here are five quick tips for how to best prep for transferring from a two year school to a four year school.

1. Ask for advice. If you haven’t done so already, seek out your advisors, professors, faculty members, and professionals in your desired field of study. Ask questions about their education and professional life, so you can understand what a career might be like. Reach out to family and friends to ask if they know of contacts who may be of help. Don’t be afraid to contact someone you don’t know. Many people love to give advice and answer questions about themselves!

2. Start your research early. Do you have any dream schools that you want to attend? Be sure to look at the school’s overall requirements AND those of a specific academic program. Specific programs, such as business, engineering or sciences, may have higher GPA requirements than the overall school. Advance research within specific majors at a potential transfer school can help focus your coursework and provide motivation to earn good grades. Look at tuition and fees, net price calculators, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid to assess the overall cost.

3. Connect with potential transfer schools early on. Go to their website, social media accounts, join their email/mailing list, contact admissions, and even schedule a campus visit.

According to Jonathan Feld, Director at Milwaukee Area Technical College, “It’s ideal for students to connect with four-year schools as early as possible, so they know in advance what’s needed.” The more research you do early on, the better prepared you will be to meet key application deadlines and be on your way to a smooth transfer.

4. Meet with your academic advisor. Whether you have a major or not, your academic advisor can help make sure you are taking classes that will likely fulfill general education requirements. They can also give you suggestions on how to choose a major and will be able to direct you to other campus resources specific to your needs and goals. Advisors are there to help, so be sure to meet with them to guide your studies. Be sure to take advantage of the many resources available, including information on tutoring, study skills, articulation/ transfer agreements, and even transfer scholarships.

5. Take the right courses the first two years. Paying careful attention to your class schedule is beneficial to receiving the most transfer credit at a four year institution. Look at prerequisites at your target four year schools, check out state transfer information systems for credit transfer, and ask your advisors for specific advice on which classes to take.

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree Faster, and for Less Money Our transfer policy is simple and generous. We want to apply as many of the credits you’ve already earned toward your DU degree as we can. Our goal: to help you get your bachelor’s degree as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We focus on transfer students, so we know what you need: courses that relate to the job market, instructors who work in the real work world; and flexible schedules with day, evening, and online classes. At DU, you can earn your degree on your schedule.

We specialize in the future

Choose your location

Now more than ever, the career world is looking for students who understand business, technology and health. Our expert faculty will give you all the skills employers want in the fastest growing career areas: business, technology and health.

Flint Grand Rapids Holland Kalamazoo

College of Business We’ve been developing tomorrow’s business leaders for nearly 150 years. It starts with outstanding teachers— experts with real-world business experience. So if you’re looking to be truly prepared for the business world, we continually adjust our programs to meet the needs of today, and the demands of tomorrow. College of Technology We’re always looking ahead. Davenport was one of the nation’s first schools to offer a degree in biometric security. In emerging areas, we offer degrees in gaming and simulation and a new master’s degree in technology management. College of Health Professions With demand on the rise, healthcare is a great place to be. At Davenport, you’ll be able to choose from programs such as nursing, health information management, case management, and more. Get a Davenport education, and you’ll be on your way to career that’s both personally and financially rewarding.

Lansing Livonia Midland Saginaw

Traverse City Warren Online

Financing your future We’ll personally assist you in getting as much financial aid as possible: Grants, scholarships, work-study programs, loans and employer tuition reimbursement. A whopping 95 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Affordable tuition Davenport is among the least expensive of all the private colleges and universities in Michigan. To see our tuition pricing, visit davenport.edu/financial-aid.

The DU Difference Fast, easy transfer of prior credits Small, adult classes Big scholarships Big future in business, health, technology

Free transcript review An admission representative will be glad to review your transfer credits with you. Call for an appointment at a campus near you. For more information check us out at davenport. edu/transfer, 800-686-1600, or davenport.edu/apply.

Get your bachelor’s degree as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We specialize in fast,

It’s easy to make the leap.

easy transfers, and we know what transfer students need. Contact us today!

Transfer your credits to Davenport. • Fast, easy transfer of prior credits • Convenient locations and class schedules • Scholarships up to $6,000 • Career-focused programs

800-686-1600 | davenport.edu/apply Admission Office | 6191 Kraft Ave. | Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

Take Your Degree Further at Ohio Dominican University Ohio Dominican University is an accredited, comprehensive, liberal arts and master’s university. Founded in 1911, our tree-lined campus is located in Columbus – Ohio’s capital and the 15th largest city in the United States. Our close proximity to downtown Columbus gives you easy access to corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations for internships and networking opportunities. These experiences give you an edge in the competitive job market. We offer a broad range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to help you find your true area of expertise. At ODU, you’ll connect your passion with a purpose.

level courses in which you’ve earned a C- or better at a regionally accredited institution. You can also qualify for financial aid, including merit scholarships up to $12,000, grants and loans.

• Review academic programs, including your ODU program evaluation*; • Tour campus

Join Us on Transfer Tuesdays

* You must provide transcripts from all previously attended schools in order for an admission decision to be made and a program evaluation to be completed.

We host special accelerated admission days for transfer applicants. Join us on campus for a stress-free solution to finish the hard work you’ve already started. During your visit you can:

Connect your passion with a purpose. Schedule your visit to Ohio Dominican University today at ohiodominican.edu/Visit.

• Complete your application for admissions; • Receive an on-the-spot admissions decision*; • Discuss scholarship opportunities and financial aid;

Have questions? Please contact us at 614-251-4500, 800-955-OHIO or transfercounselors@ohiodominican.edu.

What You’ve Been Searching For There are more than 2,700 students in Ohio Dominican’s dual-enrollment, undergraduate, graduate and Adult & Continuing Education programs. Approximately 38 percent of our undergraduate students transferred from other schools to complete their degree at ODU. Why? Because we provide opportunities for personal and professional growth inside and outside the classroom. Our professors use a student-centered approach to teaching and balance values-based education with real-world experience. Our commitment to ODU’s Catholic Dominican intellectual tradition ensures a rigorous academic curriculum and the development of the entire student – mind, body and spirit.

Looking for something more? “My professors know me and care about my success.” “I love the size of the campus community. This place feels like home.”

“Transferring to Ohio Dominican was the best decision I ever made.” “ODU made transferring very easy to do – and they accepted all of my credits.”

Worth the Investment U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio Dominican in the top tier of colleges and universities in the Midwest in its 2015 Best Colleges list. The report analyzes a number of factors, including average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio and alumni support. We’ve also been recognized as one of the top institutions in Ohio for our students’ lifetime return on investment. It’s easy to transfer here. In fact, your personal admission counselor will help you with the transfer process every step of the way. We accept transfer credit for all college-

Nearly 40 percent of ODU’s undergraduate students transferred from other colleges and universities. 45 undergraduate majors; 10 graduate programs U.S. News & World Report: Top Tier among Midwest Colleges and Universities Founded by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

1216 Sunbury Road | Columbus, Ohio 43219 | 614.251.4500 | 800.955.OHIO | ohiodominican.edu/Transfer

Office of Admissions | 1216 Sunbury Rd. | Columbus, OH 43219 • 800-955-OHIO | transfercounselors@ohiodominican.edu | ohiodominican.edu/transfer

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : MARYGROVE COLLEGE

Transfer and Transform at Marygrove College Offering quality education since 1905, Marygrove College is a small, independent liberal arts college located in the heart of the city of Detroit. At Marygrove, we are committed to academic excellence and dedicated to the belief that everyone has a niche—that everyone deserves the opportunity to find their passion on their terms. Located on 53 wooded acres and founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the fundamental mission of Marygrove College is to equip each student with intellectual competence,

compassion, and commitment through grounding in the liberal arts. Marygrove offers students a choice of 35 Online and on-campus bachelor, associate, master and certificate programs.

Academics Today’s workforce demands that graduates not only have a diverse skill set, but that they are creative thinkers with a range of experiences. Because of this, Marygrove students encounter a variety of subjects in our core curriculum. Once they have built this foundation, students have their choice of 35 fullyaccredited programs.

Affordability Marygrove does not ask students to choose affordability over academic excellence. Not only do we offer athletic and talent scholarships, we also offer non-competitive scholarships, work-study programs, grants, and flexible payment options. You should also know that many students qualify for one of our Financial Aid programs that pay 60-100 percent of tuition without any loans.

sitting in the “back of the room” or getting lost in a sea of faces. At Marygrove, professors know students by name; if they struggle with a concept, teachers know it. And because classrooms are, on average, comprised of only 15 students, no one falls between the cracks.

Apply, Transfer, Transform The application and transfer process at Marygrove College is simple and convenient. Transfer students have the ability to check the transferability of courses taken at other institutions online, or they can attend one of our Saturday Information Sessions and Jump-Start events throughout the year. These events give prospective students the opportunity to walk our campus and have all their questions answered by our admissions team. If you find that Marygrove fits you, we will ensure that you complete everything you need for registration in one single visit. We will help you with everything from applications, placement testing, and financial aid, to selecting your classes with an academic advisor.

Our Learning Environment At Marygrove, professors don’t live in an ivory tower: They are mentors, colleagues, facilitators and friends who want students to stop by their office after class. Unlike many institutions, all of our classes are taught by teaching faculty, not teaching assistants or graduate students. Our classrooms are small, so there is no

To learn more about transferring to Marygrove, go to marygrove.edu. If you have questions, please feel free to call (855) 628-6279 or email info@marygrove.edu.

Schedule a tour so you can find out if Marygrove College is the school for you!

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. info@marygrove.edu (313) 927-1240

Admissions | 8425 W. McNichols Rd. | Detroit, MI 48221

While you’re here, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet with Financial Aid and Academic Advisors. Office of Admissions 8425 West McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221-2599 www.marygrove.edu

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY

Siena Heights University Have an associate’s degree and don’t think you have the time to complete a bachelor’s degree? Think again. With the unique Bachelor of Applied Science degree at Siena Heights University, you may only need 10 classes to achieve that “next step” in your professional and personal growth. The BAS is a program for practicing professionals with Associate of Applied Science degree backgrounds. Since the BAS started more than 40 years ago, Siena Heights has graduated more than 6,300 students from the program. The BAS program examines all of the current health, trade and occupational associate degree programs that fit into the model of an “inverted major” concept. An inverted

major means that the major coursework has already been accomplished before coming to Siena Heights. The flexibility of the BAS is also one of its strongest features. It is never tied to one program. Because of this, Siena Heights has been able to meet people where they are and what they’ve done before. Providing credit for past work experience is another important aspect of SHU’s adult degree completion program.

But just don’t take our word for it. “Education is the foundation of the knowledge that I use, especially at Siena Heights,” said BAS graduate Chad Grant, President and CEO of McLaren Oakland Health System. “For me, that’s what really separates me from everyone else in my career. I took advantage of the instruction and experts of the instructors Siena Heights. They helped me connect the dots. I use a lot of the skills even to this day.” “For me, the flexibility that the Southfield campus offered at Siena allowed me to take the opportunity and complete my degree while working full-time,” said BAS graduate Fran Parker, who is the Executive Director of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. “I don’t believe I would have been able to achieve many of my career aspirations without my degree. I found that the environment, the caliber of the instruction at the Southfield center were just excellent.”

Besides its main campus in Adrian, Mich., Siena Heights University has seven locations in Michigan, including Battle Creek (Kellogg Community College), Benton Harbor (Lake Michigan College), Dearborn (Henry Ford College), Jackson (Jackson College), Lansing (Lansing Community College), Monroe (Monroe County Community College) and Southfield. SHU also has a nationally recognized online program. In fact, SHU’s Online Learning Programs were ranked as the best in Michigan among private institutions and 25th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report in its 2015 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings. It also has the nation’s highest graduation rate among private institutions and was third overall in a recent report released by the U.S. News and World Report. Accelerated 8-week evening, weekend, blended and totally online classes are available with personalized advising and outstanding faculty with real-world experience.

Want to learn more? Let us help you create your degree plan today. For more information, visit sienaheights.edu/transfer or contact us at 1-800-787-7784.

TRANSFER UP TO 90 CREDIT HOURS and complete your bachelor’s degree with SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY! Siena Heights University has degree completion centers located right on campus at: • Henry Ford College • Jackson College • Kellogg Community College • Lake Michigan College • Lansing Community College • Monroe County Community College

AND IN SOUTHFIELD AND ONLINE! INQUIRE ONLINE AT: www.sienaheights.edu/transfer

WWW.SIENAHEIGHTS.EDU

College for Professional Studies | 1247 East Siena Heights Dr. | Adrian, Michigan 49221 • 800-787-7784 | cps@sienaheights.edu | www.sienaheights.edu/transfer

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TransferTimes.com : Fall 2015 : Transfer Times Michigan Edition : LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Possible is Everything The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Technological University fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for boosting graduates’ earning potential. Payscale.com reports that salaries of LTU bachelor’s graduates are among the top 100 of all U.S. universities. Lawrence Tech provides a rigorous, high-quality education – an education that clearly pays off. Equally important, over 80 percent of students are employed by the date of their graduation, nearly double the national average.

LTU’s high-tech, 102-acre campus features housing and recreational amenities, as well as state-ofthe-art learning facilities, including the Center for Innovative Materials Research; architectural and design studios; a structural testing center; a wind tunnel; wood, metal, and model shops; a 4 x 4 chassis dynamometer; labs for alternative energy, robotics, biomedical research, graphics; and much more. You can also benefit from co-ops, internships, projects, competitions, and applied research partnerships. Expand your portfolio by entering a variety of intercollegiate competitions, such as bridge building and assembling, designing zeroenergy homes, robotics, and constructing concrete canoes. Blue Devil Motorsports teams design,

build, and race Formula, Formula Hybrid, Baja, SuperMileage, and aero design vehicles.

Student Life More than 60 student clubs and organizations, including fraternities, sororities, honor societies, and student chapters of professional groups, sponsor a variety of activities. LTU NAIA, ACHA, MCLA, NWLL, and USBC athletics includes men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, bowling, ice hockey, golf, tennis, and cross country, as well as women’s softball, and men’s baseball. You can also show your Blue Devil spirit as a member of the pep band or dance team. Intramural leagues and tournaments in 14 sports are active. Club sports include lacrosse, mixed martial arts, and biking.

Apply Now For more information about becoming a Blue Devil, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu, watch the “Students’ View of LTU” video at www.ltu.edu/svv, or visit www.ltu.edu. Ready to apply now? Go to www.ltu.edu/applyfree.

WANTED:

The University

EnginEErs, architEcts, sciEntists, and Brainiacs.

LTU is a private, 4,500-student university that offers more than 100 innovative programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management – all featuring exceptional exposure to theory and practice.

Lawrence Technological University isn’t for just anyone. We want the future designers, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs who will create the innovations of tomorrow. If you believe that everything is possible, and that possible is everything, we want you at LTU.

As a student, you’ll benefit from small class sizes, with classes, studios, and labs taught by faculty with current industry experience. Lawrence Tech is ranked among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. The University’s distinctive Leadership Program helps you develop an entrepreneurial spirit and a global view while providing a practical, marketable advantage. You can gain critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills that employers want.

Flexible day, evening, and weekend classes available on campus and online. Learn more about LTU’s smooth transfer process and scholarships for transfer students at ltu.edu/transfer. LTU ranks fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for boosting graduates’ earning power. – Brookings Institution POSSIBLE IS EVERYTHING.

Leading-edge Facilities You will receive a high-end personal computer customized with all the unique, professional software you need through Lawrence Tech’s LTuZone program, a benefit valued up to $15,000.

LTU’s Don Ridler Field House is open to all students and features a fitness track, gymnasium, racquetball courts, game room, saunas, and weight and conditioning room. The University’s three residence halls provide all utilities, wireless Internet access, basic cable TV, access to the university network, and free parking.

Architecture and Design | Arts and Sciences | Engineering | Management

Lawrence Technological University | 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075-1058 | 800.225.5588 | admissions@ltu.edu | www.ltu.edu

Admission Office | 21000 West Ten Mile Rd. | Southfield, MI 48075

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Transfer Times Fall 2015 - Michigan edition